Wednesday, Marc h 24, 2004

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10:33 PM We just posted a new sermon series on The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5). Special thanks to Kathy Duggins for putting these sermons on the website. Included in this series are sermons on “Happy are the Sad,” “God’s Peace Corps,” “What We Saw in India,” “The Tragedy of Double Visio…

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Thursday, March 18, 2004

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7:24 PM This request arrived a few hours ago: I work with HeartBound Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. We are a Christian outreach ministry that seeks to minister to inmates through their prison chaplains. We have been asked to do a concert and provide 1,200 Easter gift bags to inmates at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. T…

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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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10:41 AM You can view the latest photos from the Costa Rica men’s ministry trip here and here. 6:21 AM I can hardly keep my eyes open. Last night after the “Ask Pastor Ray” Q&A with the 20/20 group, I was thinking on the way home how tired I was. When I got home Marlene said that Mark had called. Several days ago I aske…

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Saturday, January 17, 2004

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11:05 PM Before I forget, I want to take one last look at the week I spent in Florida. Each morning and evening Graeme Kent from SIM International updated us on what SIM is doing around the world. Great advances for the gospel are being made in Africa and Asia. Computer technology has enabled us to reach more people faster …

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

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11:27 AM Just finished my morning message. I’m doing two different series this week: In the mornings I’m speaking on “The Cross, the Church and the World” from 1 Corinthians 1-2, and at night I’m doing a series called “The God You Can Trust.” Today I mentioned the Chicago Cubs and how peop…

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Monday, January 5, 2004

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11:15 PM Renovation Update: The office/classroom area is basically finished. Today they started painting lines on the gym floor for basketball, volleyball and the Awana circle. The nursery is nearly finished. They still have some work to do in the portico. If we get the go-ahead from the village inspectors, we hope to use t…

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Thursday, December 25, 2003

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9:47 PM Christmas Day is a good time for a bike ride because the streets are almost empty. My current total for the year is 3584 miles. I am often asked where I ride. The answer is, on the streets of Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, and sometimes Chicago. I suppose that 95% of the time I follow the same route—an 1…

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Saturday, December 20, 2003

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8:09 PM Meghan Keating writes from Ireland where she has recently gone to spend a year as a nanny with an Irish family. It wasn’t that many days ago that we prayed together before she left. She is off to a good start: Tonight I’m proud to report that I’ve successfully survived my first week in Ireland. Quite nicely in fact….

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Tuesday, December 16, 2003

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3:37 PM The Washington Times says that pro-lifers are winning the war on abortion. 3:36 PM Al Mohler issues a call for courage on biblical manhood and womanhood. 8:26 AM New bike riding total: 3504 miles this year. 7:43 AM Our Children’s Choirs presented an incredible program on Sunday night. Over 150 children took part in …

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Thursday, December 4, 2003

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9:18 PM Andrew Irvin reports that all systems are GO for “Two From Galilee.” He also says that we’re completely sold out for all three performances, but there are always tickets turned in by people who can’t attend for one reason or another, so if you come and don’t mind waiting, you’ll probably get a seat. Most likely …

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